Another interesting tool that Twitter recently added to favor the most relevant and positive interactions is the possibility of mark tweets as irrelevant, negative, or annoying. It is an alternative known as “low votes”, which was presented in February and is available, in a limited way, for some users in Latin America, the United States and other regions of the world, both in iOS, Android and desktop version.
To make use of this alternative simply Click on the down arrow icon that appears when asking for tweets, right between the heart and share icons. Clicking on the arrow will turn it red.
The goal is to limit comments that are unhelpful or offensive for them to lose strength. “We are always looking for new ways to increase healthy engagement and interaction on Twitter. We are still in the learning phase of this experiment and we seek to better understand how Low Votes could help us, in the future, give greater visibility to the most relevant content for people on Twitter. At this stage, the Lowvotes are still private and have no impact on the order of the answers”, they explained to TechMarkup from the social network, at the time.
Test participants have agreed that this feature helps raise the quality of conversations on Twitter, which are known among users as the most “toxic” of all social networks.